"Aunt" Clara Brown 1800-1882
Settled in Denver or Auraria Cherry Creek in 1959; set up the first laundry in the "new country" at Central City, Colorado, amassed a fortune, bought mining claims, and used her money to help bring other...
"Daddy Bruce" Randolph
On Thanksgiving Day, in the mid 1960's he invited over 400 needy persons to his restaurant and fed them - free of charge. Since that time he has fed thousands of people annually, not only on...
Alphonse D. Robinson
Mus. Arts., B. 1910, East St. Louis, Illinois
Organist, choir director, pianist, composer. Student of Marta Baloghy Teodonno, Hungarian born concert pianist. Chronicled in Choral Music by Afro American Composers by Evely...
An index to the death and obituary notices published in Trail Magazine. Index is organized alphabetically by last name, and includes the type of announcement, the volume, number and page of the original announcement. Includes both volumes I and II.
Society of Colorado Pioneers.; Sons of Colorado (Organization) ; Fraternal organizations--Colorado--Obituaries--Indexes.; Obituaries--Colorado--Indexes.; Patriotic societies--Colorado.
Arie Parks Taylor
March 27, 1927-September 27, 2003
Politician and Businesswoman, State Representative, Colorado House of Representatives
"The "Fierce Black Woman from Colorado." Arie Parks Taylor's accomplishments are numerous and well known...
Inset text reads:
"So many thoughtful things you've done,
So many tender words you've said
To make me cherish days gone by
And know there's happiness ahead;
Without you, life would lose all charm,
But with you, every joy is mine
Barney Ford 1822-1902
Came to Denver in 1860; gold miner in Breckenridge, Colorado; owner of the former Inter-Ocean Hotel at 16th and Black Streets; a civil rights leader of the 19th century; established Denver's first Adult Education...
Bernard F. Gipson, M.D.
Studied at Howard University; first chief of surgery, Lowry Air Force Base, 1954-1956; first black doctor in the West to become a member of the American College of Surgeons; presently a diplomat of the American...
Book commemorating the Diamond Anniversary of the First Baptist Church in Denver, Colorado. Included in the book is a description of the history of the church, is former locations, photographs and a list of members of the congregation.
First Baptist Church (Denver, Colo.)--Directories.; First Baptist Church (Denver, Colo.)
Native Denverite; supervisor of Job Corps, Pleasanton, California, 1965; director of Peace Corps, Nigeria, Africa, 1966-1972; director of the International Division of One World, 1972; presently national director of the...
Calvary Cemetery Listings are an index to lot purchases in Denver’s first Roman Catholic Cemetery from 1889 to 1893. Calvary, also known as Mount Calvary was the catholic section of Old City Cemetery located on the site of the current Denver...
Calvary Cemetery.; Cemeteries--Colorado--Denver.; Denver (Colo.)--Genealogy.; Denver (Colo.)--Vital records.
Cecilia Kay White
Age 13, student at Morey Junior High School; harp student since 1967; member of the Cecilian Chapter of the American Harp Society; performed with the Colorado Philharmonic Orchestra for Head Start; sang as soloist with...
Clarence F. Holmes, D.D.S.
Native Denverite; co-founder of the Colorado N.A.A.C.P. in 1914; founder of the Inter-racial Cosmopolitan Club for Human Relations, Denver; served on Denver's first Commission on Community Relations with its...
Claudia J. Jordan
First African American County Court Judge in the State of Colorado
Jordan was the first African American hired as a Research Assistant for the Legislative Council in Colorado. In 1980 she received her law degree from the...
Cleo Parker Robinson 1948-
Artistic Director of Cleo Parker Robinson Dance Ensemble
Cleo Parker Robinson is the Artistic Director of the only multi-cultural dance arts organization of its kind in this region. The organization has received the...
Columbus "Chris" Veasey, Jr. Ph.D.
Chairman, Denver County Democratic Party
Elected Chairman, Denver County Democratic Party in 1991. He was the first African-American to be elected as Party Chairman in Denver History. His aggressive...
Earl Mann 1886-1969
Came to Fitzsimons General Hospital as a wounded officer; elected for five terms to Colorado House of Representatives (1944-1953); actively participated in the passage of the Fair Employment Practices Act and the...
Edna Wilson Mosley
Aurora City Councilwoman
First African American to be elected to the Aurora, Colorado City Council. (1991) Edna Wilson Mosley has demonstrated her commitment to the advancement of human rights and social justice through...
Edward J. Sanderlin 1824-1891
Arrived in Colorado during the Pikes Peak Gold Rush of 1859. After striking it rich in the mines, he expanded his fortune with skillful property and ranching investments. Mr. Sanderlin was a close friend...
Elva Jones Dulan, R.N.
Counselor for Black Students, Loretto Heights College
One of the first 18 black nurses serving in Baltimore City Hospitals; one of the first 24 black nurses to enter the Army Nurses Corps, 1941; transferred to Fitzsimons...